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Challenges Abound in Locating LGBT Seniors' Resources

NATIONAL | By Bill Allen | Jun 12
Finding information and resources during retirement and the golden years is difficult even for the most savvy of seniors, especially those in the LGBT community. Here are some resources.

Panel: Treating Hearing Loss Shouldn't Be A Pricey Hassle

FINANCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Jun 7
Treating hearing loss shouldn't be such a pricey hassle. That's the message from a prestigious government advisory group that's calling on Medicare and other agencies to find ways to make better hearing more affordable.

Researchers: Pets Can Boost Health of LGBT Seniors

HEALTH | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 17
Aging researchers are just beginning to take notice of how pet ownership can be a boon for older adults, especially LGBT seniors who are more likely to live alone and lack family connections.

What the World's Healthiest Places Can Teach Us About Longevity

HEALTH | By Jeff Taylor | Jan 2
There are certain parts of the world where people live longer than anywhere else. They are known as blue zones.

Big Premium Increases Foreseen for Medicare Drug Plan

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Nov 26
With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program.

Aging Diseases Come to HIV-Pozzers a Decade Early

AIDS | By EDGE | Mar 30
People undergoing treatment for HIV-1 are at increased risk for earlier onset of age-related illnesses such as some cancers, renal and kidney disease, frailty, osteoporosis and neurocognitive disease.

Treating the Symptoms of Menopause

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 30
September is National Menopause Awareness Month, and Alyssa Dweck, MD, will give you some helpful tips on managing the symptoms.

Are You At Risk for Osteoporosis?

HEALTH | By John Maroussas | Sep 21
Osteoporosis is a very common condition that makes bones weak and more likely to break easily. Whether or not you think you may be at risk, here are some tips to keep your bones dense and strong as the years pass.

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
The 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day will be observed Thursday September 18.

As Health Falters, GLBT Seniors Face Stark Choices

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 26
Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Bernard Mayes was confronted with a stark choice. Should the fiercely independent gay man move into a senior assisted living facility?

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